Ney York accom was daunting and after checking and browsing and checking again .... and again nearly 100 Manhattan hotels on Trip Advisor I STILL hadn't found anything I deemed suitable. Then my Dentist told me about his recent stay in the big apple, I finally decided to take his advise (and not only floss more regularly) but check out the Beacon Hotel. I was extremely glad I did and so I booked it right away for our 6 night New York visit. This hotel is great in every way, value, cleanliness, modern-ish charm, excellent service, as well as perfect location in upper Manhattan. Moderately priced (for New York). Surprisingly quiet, friendly helpful staff, and a nice cosy bar downstairs. The rooms are quite spacious by NY standards and feature a small kitchenette that includes a fridge, sink, crockery, cutlery, and a coffee pod machine (which produced delicious coffee). The beds were probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in anywhere and a most welcome sight after a 20-something hour flight from Australia. Rooms are serviced daily by friendly housekeepers. Nearby places to note: the cafe 'Viend' next to hotel on the corner is the cleanest diner/cafe I've eaten in and open late. Great milkshakes, Cheeseburgers, and Rice Pudding.... yes that's right Rice Pudding (& NY Cheesecake of course). A supermarket directly opposite on Broadway 'Fairway' is well stocked, open late, reasonably priced and just plain handy if you need any groceries or other items. 'Dallas BBQ' round the corner on 76th? (next to John Lennon's old digs - The Dakota) is sensational, cheap, and very filling if you are hungry.
All in all the Beacon Hotel is absolutely top class in every way - I cannot find any fault with this place and I highly recommend it if you want a nice comfy quiet clean room away from the hustle and noise of Times Square.
Ps: the Beacon Hotel is close to Central Park and approx a 20 min walk down Broadway to the action of Times Square & Grand Central station etc, and in case you haven't guessed it, yes it's right next door to the historic Beacon Theatre. 10/10
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Beacon NYC, a haven of comfort amid the bustling excitement of New York City. Located on the historic Upper West Side, amid tree-lined streets and landmark buildings, the hotel is a beacon for relaxation. Friendly and accommodating, we offer handsomely decorated, oversized guestrooms and suites. With wonderful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, the Beacon is the perfect vantage point from which to venture anywhere in New York. And when your busy day is done, you'll have a perfect place to come home to. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beacon Hotel New York City
- Hotel Beacon New York